by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Powered by a pair of juniors, the
Georgia College men’s cross country team placed second at
Saturday morning’s ASU Tri-Meet, hosted by Augusta State
University. The race was 4.94 miles long, just shy of a standard 8K
Pack style running paid off for the Bobcat harriers as they had three runners finish within the top-10. Junior Daniel Horseman (Cohutta, Ga.) set the pace for the Bobcats again, finishing seventh overall in 26:11. Junior transfer Tyler Mattix (Snellville, Ga.) finished in eighth with a time of 26:26. Freshman Philip Laskey (Marietta, Ga.) took ninth, just two seconds off Mattix.
Junior Rob Manning (Lawrenceville, Ga.) took 11th place, finishing with a time of 26:39, while classmate Colin Conroy (Dacula, Ga.) finished 15 seconds behind, taking 12th.
UNC Pembroke won the team title with 25 points. Georgia College finished second with 47 total points and Augusta State third with 52 total points. UNCP’s Pardon Ndhlovu took the individual title with a time of 24:28.
The Bobcats are back in action Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships in Evans, Ga.
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